soulrefugee (46) - Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well, I don’t know what a Vienna lager is supposed to taste like but bought it based on its statement of having a "smooth malty flavor", which is a type of flavor I like in beer. I found it very enjoyable, and feel that it does have a smooth malty flavor with just a little hops in there for some zing. It seems rich, and it seems to have some character to it, but it is not at all expensive. It does remind me somewhat of the european Marzen style which I’ve enjoyed before, but found to be a little overbearing. This trader joe’s vienna lager works fine for me for sure.
MWMBeerguy (104) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Since the only real examples of Vienna lagers are from Mexico now, I found this to be an exciting beer. Malty with some residual caramel sweetness yet still very drinkable. Good beer
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BierMeHoos (90) - Maryland, USA - AUG 12, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle. The nose was hints of yeast and malt driven esters, toastiness, caramel and smooth maltiness. Medium bodied, with decent carbonation, the taste was good malt content, some lingering quality to the moderate. Very average beer but not in a bad way. Everyday drinking beer.
llcooldave (1076) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from Trader Joe’s. Pours coppery amber on the glass. Toasted bready flavor with a hint of citrus hops. Basic toasted malt aftertaste. Overall, its a decent brew but not too exciting.
DedicatedToFun (2402) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 4, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, amber pour, white head, nose is lacking, some bitter, taste is average, some bitter, some malts, but nothing worth bragging about.
KamGoPro (75) - Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong carmel, almost stoutish. Sweet and mellow. Brown sugar finish. Not bad at all
ronaldtheriot (1227) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Joseph Brau Vienna Style Lager has a thin-to-medium, off-white head, a clear, bubbly, amber appearance, and very little lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet, brown bread crust, and a light molasses. Taste is of those elements, with caramel malt, and light hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium and prickly, and Joseph Brau Vienna Style Lager finishes crisp and refreshing. RJT
Fratto (2616) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from pikapp327. Amber pour with an off-white head. Aroma is a little grainy and caramel. Taste is lightly bitter, toast, and grain.
ttoadee (635) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange/light copper pour, willowy off white head. Nose is malt. Middle is sweet bread. Finish is light, with a slight wack of hops. OK
stevoj (2095) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 11, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Decent looking but mostly bland Vienna. Nice creamy head, but aroma and taste are weak, and musty. My first experience with Trader Joe’s house brews. Not impressed.
tmoreau (2380) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle poured to a fest goblet, showing a clear & bright amber color, with fairly persistent, fluffy/creamy, light tan head foam, and good cling to the waves & spots of lacing. The nose was hints of yeast and malt driven esters, toastiness, caramel and smooth maltiness. Medium bodied, with decent carbonation, the taste was good malt content, some lingering quality to the moderate, earthy bitterness, and just a hint of malty sweetness on the tongue. Fairly clean lager, and nicely drinkable.